Florida fisherman cruelty again: Shoot hammerhead shark and smile as it dies

It’s as if some Florida fisherman have a disturbing sadistic streak in the latest video to emerge on social media showing two men laughing after they shot a hammerhead shark in the gills and watched the helpless creature bleed out and slowly suffer until it died. The video emerged online on Thursday. This follows another recent video where fishermen violently dragged a shark (unknown if was dead or alive) behind a boat in the water.

In the latest disturbing video, as soon as the men catch the shark, they aim and shoot a gun at point blank range directly into its gills and erupt into laughter. Animal activists were irate and forwarded the despicable recorded actions to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Department. Shooting a shark in the gills is a slow, torturous death; respected fishermen know better.

“That video was forwarded to us a result of the public outcry from the first shark dragging video,” a FFW spokesperson, Ron Klepper reported. “The video is being investigated and FWC can’t confirm identities.”

The clip shows the man in the red cap and sunglasses fire two bullets and chuckle as he watches the fish bleed to death in the ocean. Initial images of the shooting are thought to have been posted to social media on July 18, under the Instagram profile of alex_kampo, and shared by (marktheshark), according to various contacts.

The men recorded in the earlier videos were from the West Coast of Florida – in Siesta Key near Sarasota. No arrests have been made at this time. In addition authorities continue to investigate the hammerhead shark photos using the fish as a beer bong.

It is illegal in Florida waters to shoot a shark, however there are no regulations against shooting one in federal waters.

Governor Rick Scott recently weighed in and wants to make sure “inhumane acts” against all animals are against the law and punishable if the laws are broken.

Video:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4762854/Twisted-footage-shark-shot-death-emerges.html

 

10 replies
  1. Bunny Peters says:

    While I have no great love for sharks, I would not hurt one either…… I leave them alone and hope for the same courtesy……..
    These POS’s are disgusting and deserve to be heavily fined and locked up forever until they die and go straight to Hell to burn forever for their cruelty. I truly hope they die in pain and afraid………
    RIP poor shark……. you didn’t deserve your horrible death as amusement for these lowlife POS’s………..

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  2. Pamela D'Angio says:

    WHAT A BASTARD KNOWING SHOOTING A SHARK IN THE GILLS IS A SLOW TORTUOUS DEATH. I HOPE SOMEONE SHOOTS THIS POS IN THE HEAD. LOW LIFE POS

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  3. Cynthia Como says:

    Guess the Florida Fish and Game has joined the ranks of our countries lawmakers and judges who thumb their noses at the abuse and torture of Americas animals! When will they ever get it? The evil who get their pleasure from torturing animals have no freaking place in a civilized society and the decent people of America do not want them walking among us! Yea I bet they are investigating it,the asswipes who drug the shark should of already been charged,they have VIDEO proof, so just how long can it possibly take to hold these torturing monsters accountable? IF charged I smell a slap on the wrist coming! It’s depraved and an abomination!

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    • Nancy Raymond says:

      Thank you – you nailed it with that comment – as usual the same old sad excuse – ‘being investigated’ – YOU have the damn video and KNOW who these punks are – what more do you need – an engraved invitation?

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  4. Mary Ann Clark says:

    The problem with these fishermen is that they were ever born! There needs to be some kind of international group that can enforce these crimes against!

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  5. Pamela Garlisch says:

    It must be the air in Florida, makes people crazy. And why haven’t the other people been prosecuted either?

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